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I completed this project about 18 months ago for a friend. His house as you see is a barn. It's not a converted barn but was designed by an architect and built that way. This unique two story open structure is made of 8×10's, 10×12's, 12×12's and well, you get the idea. All the wood was reclaimed from a trestle bridge and is old growth Douglas Fir. The doors you see were the last add-on to the house. He wanted something massive and got it.

We took 12×12's and ripped them into 4/4 thickness with a chainsaw jig he had. I ripped them again into 10" widths, cut them to 8' lenghts, cut a 1/2" deep x 1" wide rabbet on alternate sides (front, back) so that when they were assembled they overlapped 1" to make them weather proof. I then framed each door with 2×4" red wood including the window frames, bolted everything together with 3 1/4" long 3/8" hot dipped stove bolts, nuts and washers and, inserted 2 safety glass panes for light. Each door weighs over 100 lbs. and is held to the frame with three 5" hinges with extra long screws on each door. We used Thompson's water seal over a natural stain/sealer.

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Those are monsters. Love what you did with them and the re purposing of the material.
 

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Unique design
 
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